Apr 25, 2002 - 4:02 pm
Hi. I am so happy I have found this site and can read the experiences others have had. I was diagnosed with HD during the first week of March. I have a mediastinal mass that they say is pretty big. I was diagnosed stage IIb. I had drenching night sweats for about 2 months before being diagnosed. I visited my ob thinking I was menopausal, eventhough I'm only 32, but he found no connection. I was also having some chest pain, but I didn't connect this to the night sweats. After having a chest cold I finally had a chest xray which showed the mass. I actually felt relieved to know what it was. I'm currently in my 2nd month of ABVD chemo -expected to have at least 6 months, then some radiation. I have been battling low wbc counts and tried to take neupogen but had a terrible reaction to it. Less than an hour after my first injection I had dizziness and terrible stomach cramps. Has anyone else experienced this? Are there any other options besides neupogen?